Expert Patient Program

The Expert Patient Programme is temporarily suspended whilst the service commissioned by the Local Authority is redesigned and commissioned, we hope to do it in the future, and will still take names of people who are interested

 Roger Edwards and Chris Fradgley run our Expert Patient Programmes. 

SMPs (Expert Patient Programme) aim to improve your quality of life by giving you confidence, skills and information to help manage your long-term condition or caring role better on a daily basis. By taking part in a programme you will:

  • Learn new skills to manage your health condition
  • Develop confidence in the daily management of your specific condition
  • Meet others and share similar experiences
  • Learn how to develop more effective relationships with healthcare professionals

The programmes are FREE and run for 2.5 hours, once a week for six weeks.

Topics include:

  • Getting a good nights sleep
  • Coping with difficult emotions/depression
  • Relaxation techniques and exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Communicating with friends and family and health professionals
  • Dealing with pain and extreme tiredness    

Contact us on 01384 271982 for details of the next course